Your Sunday Best is proud to join forces with the Renegade Rhythms crew to celebrate their 23rd anniversary and Tom Mitchell's 50th birthday with one of dance music's most influential figures, Tony Humphries.
Let's all come together for this very special celebration, and the Portland debut of Club Zanzibar Legend!
Tony Humphries - 5 Hour Set (Tribute to Zanzibar)
Dennis Gregory - Dwild Music Radio - New Jersey
Tom Mitchell aka Dlyte - Renegade Rhythms, Dwild Music Radio
Opening set by YSB residents - Andy Warren, Ginkgo, Sheppard
Live painting by the man who has provided visual conceptual imagery to the Detroit techno community for almost 30 years!
The Legendary Abdul Qadim Haqq
We are doubling up on the normal Funktion One sound system, provided by Flex Logic, we gonna BANG!
Doors at 2pm
$20 presale / $25 at door after 4pm
Tony Humphries has been DJing over 35 years, an incredible achievement. His big break came through a chance meeting with Mastermixer Shep Pettibone at the offices of Prelude Records. Tony handed the maestro a tape and the rest is history. Humphries’ star rose as his KISS FM show (and later HOT 97) lasted for decades.
Although Humphries was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he has long been associated with New Jersey and the reason for that is his long-held residency at Club Zanzibar in Newark that began in 1982. Zanzibar became synonymous with a new soulful electronic sound, labelled the Jersey sound, but with Tony’s hands at the tiller it was a vastly more varied menu than that suggests. “It wasn’t like going to a house club, everything was intertwined,” explains Tony. “The hours were long, so obviously you didn’t want to hear ten hours of straight house music. You had to come with everything possible. Talking Heads and The B-52s don’t sound like Zanzibar/Garage records, but they were. I think that’s what the Zanzibar’s appeal was.”
His reputation in Europe, established via illegally copied tapes of his KISS shows, grew hugely after successful jaunts to influential parties like Danny Rampling’s Shoom & Norman Jay’s High On Hope in London. He was coaxed back to Europe in the early ’90s for residencies at both Ministry of Sound in London and Echoes in Rimini on the Italian Riviera.
In 2009, Body & Soul promoter John Davis brought Tony together with ‘Little’ Louie Vega and David Morales for a ten-hour session at New York’s Webster Hall that was appropriately dubbed the Kings of House. Little did any of them anticipate the success that this would be, turning into a worldwide phenomenon that has straddled continents and cities, as well as regular trips to the likes of Pacha Ibiza.
Full Bio: http://www.tonyhumphries.com/